The week that was: seven days in the horse world

  • Your chance to compete in the atmosphere of an international event, and appear in H&H, is on offer this summer thanks to Horse & Hound and Keysoe.

    The College EC is hosting the first annual Horse & Hound Championships, an unaffiliated CCI-format three-day event, on 27-29 May.

    Find out more…


    Two past Badminton-winning combinationstop the entries for the 2017 event.

    Reigning champions Michael Jung and La Biosthetique-Sam FBW (pictured, top) and 2014 winners Sam Griffiths and Paulank Brockagh head the list for the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (3-7 May).

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    The devastated owner of a three-year-old bred to showjump who “died in agony” after she was panicked by a spent helium balloon is calling on merrymakers to think before they act.

    Espoiro, who was by Ramiro B out of a successful showjumping mare, ran through two gates in “blind panic”, suffering two broken legs and a broken neck.

    Owner and breeder Jennifer Birtwistle, of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, said the young mare, who was due to be backed this year, had swallowed the string of a helium balloon.

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    A horse has been rescued from a harrowing situation and another put down after they became spooked overnight in their field.

    Twenty three-year-old gelding Jae jumped out of his paddock and fell into a dyke.

    See the rescue on video…

    Piper Faust

    Tributes have been paid to a 10-year-old girl who “touched the lives of many”, who died in a riding accident at a Texas rodeo.

    “She spent her last moments doing what made her heart soar,” said her family in a statement.

    Read more…

    Stables destroyed in Hailsham yard fire

    A fire service is urging owners to think about fire safety on stable yards after three horses died in a devastating livery yard blaze.

    Outbuildings were also destroyed in the fire, which had started as a result of an electrical fault in the tack room

    Find out what precautions you can take…

    twin foals

    Credit: Tony Denton

    A pair of rare twin foals have been born on a Suffolk farm.

    Tiger and Lilly, who are by the Welsh section D stallion Danaway Sniper, are growing stronger each day and have become an internet hit after a video of them went viral.

    Read more about these foals…

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